Ellon's Brewdog offers venues as vaccination centres for the NHS
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Tens of thousands of supporters have expressed their support for the north-east brewer today after founder James Watt offered up the companies closed bars as potential sites for community vaccinations.
Tagging First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Twitter the brewery co-founder wrote: “We would like to offer our closed
@BrewDog venues to help with a quick roll out of the vaccine.
“We have waiting areas, huge refrigerators, seperate rooms for vaccinatations and an ace team who can help organise.”
The First Minister responded to the offer within 15 minutes, saying: “Thank you, I’ll pass this on to our vaccination team.”
Fellow north-east business Piggery Smokery also offered to help, suggesting its van could be used to run supplies between the Brewdog sites.
In an update posted this afternoon James Watt said "We are in now talks with the Minister For Vaccine Deployment @nadhimzahawi and @NicolaSturgeon"
Earlier in the year Brewdog turned a part of its production over to creating hand sanitiser which it distributed for free and has been a supporter of local Covid-19 relief efforts.
In Scotland the Covid-19 vaccination programme will be ramped up on Monday as the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine starts to be rolled out with44,000 vaccines in its first shipment.